Dental lumineers are very thin shells which only cover the visible surface of teeth. They are like dental veneers as they are offered to alleviate smile lines, however, unlike dental veneers, they require minimum or no preparation, therefore, they are also known as no-prep veneers.
Dental lumineers are like dental veneers since they are both offered to alleviate smile lines however unlike standard veneers, they require minimum preparation or no preparation at all. For this reason, they are also known as no-prep veneers.
Dental lumineers are applied directly on tooth surfaces without shaving teeth and to avoid the bulky appearance, they are quite thin (0.1-0.3 mm) and translucent. For this reason, they are not suitable for everyone. If the patient has any decays, misalignments, discolouration or malocclusion, they might not be a suitable candidate for lumineers.
Application of dental lumineers can be completed in 10 full business days which will include 5 appointments. Dental lumineers can last up to 10 years depending on your oral hygiene and oral habits. You need to brush and floss regularly to maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist every six months for your regular check-ups, deep cleaning and scale&polishing. You should avoid chewing tough substances like nuts and opening bottle caps with your teeth.
If you are planning on getting dental lumineers and wondering whether you are a suitable candidate or not, please contact us for a free consultation. Our patient coordinators and experienced specialist dentists will evaluate your smile and get back to you with a personalised treatment plan as soon as possible!.